East Texas roadwork for the week of April 30

East Texas roadwork for the week of April 30
(Source: KLTV staff)

Released by the Texas Department of Transportation: 

TYLER – Here's a look at work planned in the district during the Week of April 30, 2018. Schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. Slow down and pay attention when traveling through work zones.

Anderson County – Palestine Maintenance and the Special Jobs Crew, will continue mill and inlay operations this week on US 287N between SH 19 and FM 321. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control.

Anderson County construction projects updates:

US 79 New Lane Construction Project

  • Limits: From 1.6 miles southwest of Loop 256 in Palestine south to the Trinity River
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview
  • Cost: $42.7 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

The contractor continues to conduct closeout activities throughout the project limits. Expect lane closures. The project is expanding a 5.3-mile section of US 79 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a continuous left-turn lane and a depressed median.

SH 19 Widening Project

  • Limits: From 3.6 miles N of FM 837 (Henderson Co. line) south to .4 mile N of FM 321 at Montalba
  • Contractor: Big Creek Construction of Hewitt
  • Cost: $12.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Operations to place the final seal coat and surface are scheduled for May when warmer conditions are conducive. Meanwhile, the contractor continues daily operations that include maintaining signage, pavement markings, and performing other miscellaneous work. Expect occasional lane closures with flaggers and pilot vehicles. The project is widening the roadway with the addition of shoulders and passing lanes. The posted speed limit is 55 mph.

US 79 at UPRR Overpass Project

  • Limits: 1.5 miles east of FM 2574 to 0.5 miles past UPRR Overpass
  • Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, Inc., of Nacogdoches
  • Cost: $1.6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: September 2018

Work continues on the bridge approaches and under the bridge with the contractor cleaning and painting the girders as well as SW3P work within the right-of-way. Motorists should expect daily lane closures with one-way traffic in both directions for the duration of the project. This project consists of cleaning and painting steel girders, bridge rail replacement, and a concrete overlay of the existing bridge deck.

Cherokee County – Jacksonville and Rusk Maintenance crews will continue overlay operations on FM 2750 as well as FM 1089. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Cherokee County construction projects updates:

US 69 Widening through Wells

  • Limits: From 2 miles north of FM 1247 in Wells, south to 0.9 miles south of FM 1247
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview
  • Cost: $17.6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: December 2018

Work continues on the west side of the roadway. The project is widening US 69 through Wells from two lanes to four lanes with new curb and gutter and a two-way left turn lane through town. There are minimal impacts on traffic. The speed limit has been reduced on the northern end of the project until work is completed.

FM 22 Safety Treatment Project

  • Limits: From 1.5 MI W of FM 768, E to SH 110
  • Contractor: Highway 19 Construction
  • Cost: $1 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2018

Cleanup activities continue as the project nears completion.

Gregg County – Longview Maintenance will continue mill and inlay operations on SH 31 this week between South Street and the Sabine River. Work then moves to Loop 485 in Gladewater. Expect various lane closures at both locations with flaggers providing traffic control.

Gregg County construction projects updates:           

Loop 281 Overlay (Notice of Project Completion)

  • Limits: From SH 300 east to the Gregg County line
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge
  • Cost: $1.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: May 2018

Work has been completed on this project that consisted of milling and overlaying various sections with hot mix asphalt.

SH 135 Kilgore (New Project)

·       Limits: Traffic Circle in Kilgore North to .5 miles north of SH 31

·       Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

·       Cost: $2.4 million

·       Anticipated Completion Date: End of Summer 2018

The contractor will be working on bridge rail on the east side of the road on this project to overlay SH 135 from the Kilgore Circle to just north of SH 31 intersection. Motorist should expect delays. Traffic has been shifted to the Phase I construction configuration which has northbound travel reduced to one lane throughout the length of the project.  Work includes hot mix overlay, new pavement markings, new bridge rail and new Metal Beam Guard Fence.

US 80 Widening in Gladewater

  • style="text-align:justify;">Limits: Loop 485 to Locker Plant Road.
  • style="text-align:justify;">Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road
  • style="text-align:justify;">Cost: $3.54 million
  • style="text-align:justify;">Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2018

The contractor is conducting Phase II construction work with the roadway reduced to one lane of travel for both westbound and eastbound traffic. Work continues on storm sewer, curb and gutter, and flex-base on the north side of the roadway. The project consists of widening US 80 to four through lanes with a left turn lane from Loop 485 to Locker Plant Road.

Loop 281 at FM 1845/Pine Tree Road

  • Limits: From US 80 to Shofner Drive
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview
  • Cost: $4.54 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

The contractor will be working on traffic signals, sidewalk, driveways, illumination and inlets. Traffic remains at one lane in all directions. Alternate routes are recommended on this project where work is being conducted in multiple phases that could require overnight lane closures. The project includes widening the roadway, installing storm drain, grading and base work, curb and gutter, raised medians, surface, signs and pavement markings.

SH 149 at Sabine River

•        Limits: From SH 322 to approximately one half-mile north of the Sabine River Bridge

•       Contractor: Gibson and Associates

•       Cost: $3.1 million

•       Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Starting May 1, traffic will be reduced to one lane in all directions for about 40 days. Motorists can expect significant delays during construction. The project includes nighttime lane closures from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. constructing new rails and sidewalk on the bridge, increasing its load carrying capacity, and installing new guardrail on I-20. Expect lane closures and delays.

Henderson County – Athens Maintenance will be performing base repairs on FM 316. Crews will also be cleaning ditches and patching potholes on various roadways on the east of the county. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.  

Henderson County construction projects updates:

Striping Operations

  • Limits: SH 334 from Cedar Creek Reservoir Bridge to east of SH 198; SH 198 from Kaufman County Line to south of Cedar Creek Reservoir Bridge - cement sections only
  • Contractor: Striping Technology, LP
  • Cost: $153.363.00
  • Anticipated Completion Date: May 2018

The contractor is removing and replacing the thermo-striping at these locations in the Gun Barrel City area. The work includes water blast removal of the old thermos-striping, buttons and short line (stop bars, yield bars, arrows, wordage, etc.). Once the old striping is removed, the roadways will be restriped with paint first, then with thermo-stripe. The installation of new buttons and short line will follow. Signage notifying motorists of this project have been installed along the project limits and various other locations. Expect lane closures and brief delays as this project progresses. 

SH 19 Widening Project

  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Limits: FM 1615 South to 0.3 miles south of Coon Creek
  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp
  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Cost: $ 4.95 million
  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2019

The contractor is cement treating sub-grade, setting driveway pipes, extending cross structures, and conducting dirt work to build the shoulders. Daily lane closures are possible with a pilot vehicle providing traffic control. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph for the duration of the project which consists of adding 10-foot shoulders on both the northbound and southbound travel lanes. 

US 175 Widening Project (Phase I)

  • Limits: From 0.1 mile SE of FM 804 near Baxter SE to 1.1 miles E of Loop 60E at Larue
  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc. and Big Creek Construction
  • Cost: $39.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: November 2018

Construction to realign Loop 60 at the intersection of US 175 in Larue continues. Expect short delays with construction equipment at work in the vicinity. Work is ongoing on the new westbound mainlanes from CR 4720 to CR 4719 in Larue. Caution advised as trucks enter and exit the work area throughout the day to deliver materials. Construction of new culverts continues along the old roadway (proposed westbound lanes) between Baxter and Larue. The speed limit is 55 mph on this project to expand US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.

US 175 Widening Project (Phase II)

  • style="text-align:justify;">Limits: From 1.1 miles E of Loop 60B at Larue to 0.85 mile E of FM 315 at Poynor
  • style="text-align:justify;">Contractor: Sundt Construction, Inc., of San Antonio
  • style="text-align:justify;">Cost: $37.8 million
  • style="text-align:justify;">Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2018

Eastbound traffic remains in the inside lane as the contractor finishes ditch and slope repairs. Cleanup is ongoing on the south side of the roadway. Both eastbound travel lanes will open to traffic when work is finished.

The easternmost access to FM 315 and Downtown Poynor is closed as construction continues. Motorists must use the westernmost access for FM 315 and Poynor. Work continues on rock riprap for ditches on both the north and south sides of the roadway.

This Phase II project is expanding US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided with a depressed median. The project limits stretch 4.7 miles ending just east of FM 315 in Poynor. The speed limit has been set at 60 mph. A portion of this phase is being built on new location around the south side of Poynor. This is a mobility project to add capacity and improve safety and includes adding one lane in each direction.

US 175 Widening Project (Phase III) in Anderson County

  • Limits: From 0.85 mile E of FM 315 in Poynor SE to .5 mile NW of SH 155 at Frankston
  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.
  • Cost: $27.6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: October 2019

The contractor is grading the north end of the project from CR 301 to Cemetery Road as well as ensuring positive drainage for the project. A curb and gutter radius is being built on CR 300.  Storm-water control measures are also being maintained throughout the project limits. The project is expanding US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.  

Rusk County – Henderson Maintenance will conduct overlay operations on FM 840/East Main St. from US 79 going east 3000 feet to the Brachfield Cutoff. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot vehicle conducting traffic control.

Smith County – Tyler Maintenance will be performing pavement repairs on SH 110 at Noble Street in Troup on Monday, then moving to Spur 80 in Arp on Tuesday. Additionally, crews will be conducting ditch maintenance on roadways around the county. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at all work locations. 

Smith County construction projects updates:

Legacy Trails – Hike and Bike Trail Development

  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Limits: West Trail: Three Lakes Pkwy to FM 2813East Trail: Three Lake Pkwy to Cumberland Rd
  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Contractor: Reynolds & Kay LTD.
  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Cost: $4.6 Million
  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Anticipated Completion Date:  Spring 2019

The contractor continues sidewalk construction on the West Trail, which runs from Three Lakes Parkway to FM 2813. Sidewalk construction also continues along the Oncor easement between Dueling Oaks and Cumberland Rd. No lane closures are planned. This project consists of constructing 4.4 miles of hike and bike trails in Southwest Tyler. It includes the construction of parking lots, driveways, landscaping, pedestrian ramps, crosswalks and drainage structures along the 10-foot wide hike and bike trails.

FM 849 Bridge Replacement Project

  • Limits: FM 849 at I-20
  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Contractor: Longview Bridge & Road, Ltd., of Longview
  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Cost: $4.6 Million
  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Anticipated Completion Date:  Spring 2018

The contractor will continue to establish vegetation and perform final cleanup activities. No lane closures are planned. Cleanup will continue. This is an emergency bridge replacement project consisting of removing the existing steel and concrete structure and replacing it with a new 4-span reinforced concrete structure. Work also includes the widening of the bridge approaches and improvements to the I-20 ramps.

FM 850 Bridge Replacement Project

  • Limits: FM 850 at Mud Creek just east of FM 21
  • Contractor: Stateline Construction
  • Cost: $1.1 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

The contractor is installing pavement markings and performing project cleanup activities. The contractor will be installing Metal Beam Guard Fence, mow strips, and concrete riprap. The road is closed at Mud Creek with traffic detoured for this project to replace the old bridge with a wider one.

US 271 Mill and Inlay Project

  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Limits: From 0.4 miles south of Spur 147 at Oakwood St., south to SH 64/Fifth St. in Tyler
  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Contractor: Clark Construction of Texas, Inc. from San Antonio
  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Cost: $2.1 million
  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2018

The contractor will continue to work on project wrap-up items. The project consists of base repairs, planing, applying a hot mix surface and striping. No lane closures planned.

Spur 248 Widening Project

  • Limits: From 1.75 miles west of FM 848/Old Omen Road going east to SH 64 southeast of Tyler
  • Contractor: Lonestar Equipment Company, Inc.
  • Cost: $8.6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Embankment, subgrade, drainage and retaining wall work is ongoing on the north side of the roadway. No lane closures are planned. The speed limit is 55 mph during construction to widen Spur 248 from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway with a flush median.

I-20 Resurfacing Project

  • Limits: From US 69 to FM 14 WB only
  • Contractor: Clark Construction
  • Cost: $2.9 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2018

The contractor has implemented cleanup operations. No lane closures are expected on this project that is placing a new Porous Friction Course (PFC) surface in the westbound lanes and upgrading the MBGF along this stretch of I-20.

Turn Lanes Project

  • Limits: Various locations throughout Tyler
  • Contractor: Lonestar Equipment Company, Inc.
  • Cost: $2.4 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Work continues at Grande Blvd. and Old Jacksonville Highway. Expect lane closures from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on SH 57/Grande for work to construct the Right-Turn Lane. Work is also ongoing on Broadway Avenue and South Town Drive. No lane closures are planned. The project is removing the existing medians to extend the turn lanes and adding right turn lanes to various intersections in Tyler. Work locations include US 69, Cumberland Road, Independence, South Donnybrook, Rice, South Town and wrap up at Grande and FM 2493.

Van Zandt County – Canton Maintenance will be conducting base repairs on FM 1651. A second crew will be performing base and edge repairs on SH 64 inside the city limits of Canton. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Van Zandt County construction projects updates:

I-20 Westbound Exit Ramp at FM 314 Relocation Project

  • Limits: From FM 314 WB Exit Ramp and Frontage Road
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview
  • Cost: $4.6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Phase III continues with work to install the I-20 Exit Ramp. Expect daily lane closures on the frontage road. WB Frontage Road is open at CR 4930. The project consists of reconstructing the frontage road and building a new exit ramp 1.13 miles east of FM 314.

I-20 Safety Work

  • Limits: From Kaufman County Line going east to SH 19, etc.
  • Contractor: FNH Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $2.4 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

Metal Beam Guard Fence and concrete mow strip installation along the mainlanes has been completed. No work is planned for this week. Work will resume the week of May 7th on I-20 Frontage Roads from Jim Hogg Road to the Van Zandt/Kaufman county lines.

SH 243 Widening Project

  • Limits: From SH 198 east to SH 64 in Canton
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road
  • Cost: $6.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: June 2018

Structure and road widening work is ongoing on the north side of the road. Expect delays with a pilot vehicle and flaggers controlling traffic. The project is widening the roadway from two to four lanes with a flush median, curb and gutter, and storm drain.

FM 1652 Rehab Project

  • Limits: FM 17 south of Grand Saline, southward to FM 1255 northwest of Oakland
  • Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $4.48 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

The contractor is performing roadway rehabilitation and widening on a two-mile section on the south end of the roadway. Driveway and cross structure work is ongoing on this rehab project that is widening the existing roadway and includes structure work. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

FM 1653 Rehab Project

  • Limits: SH 64 near Ben Wheeler, southwest to FM 858 at Martin Mills
  • Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, Inc., of Nacogdoches
  • Cost: $3.97 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

The contractor is conducting work on cross structures. Expect lane closures and delays with flaggers providing traffic control. The project is rehabilitating and widening the existing roadway.

FM 1861 Rehab Project

  • style="color:black;">Limits: From SH 19 to FM 2339
  • style="color:black;">Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, of Buffalo, TX
  • style="color:black;">Cost: $2.44 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

The contractor will resume rehabilitating and widening the existing roadway. Expect lane closures and delays with flaggers providing traffic control.

County Road 1825 Bridge Replacement Project

  • Limits: CR 1825 at UPRR .01 miles S of US 80 to SW of Grand Saline
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.
  • Cost: $1.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

Work continues to install the retaining wall on this project to replace the railroad overpass and approaches. There is minimal impact on traffic. The roadway is closed at this location.

Wood County – Mineola Maintenance will be performing ditch maintenance on Loop 564, and edge work on FM 1647. Expect lane closures at both locations with flaggers providing traffic control.  

Wood County construction projects updates:

SH 182, etc., Safety Treating Project

  • style="color:rgb(31, 73, 125);">Limits: Various Roads - Current work on FM 2869 from FM 2088 south 8.12 miles to FM 49
  • style="color:black;">Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC.
  • style="color:black;">Cost: $1.2 million
  • style="color:black;">Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2018 for FM 2869; Late Summer 2018 for all work

Structure and driveway work are underway on SH 182. Expect single lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. Minor delays can be expected. Work continues on the cross structures on FM 49 with minor delays possible. Final cleanup will be completed on FM 2869. No delays are expected for traffic.

I-20 Total Maintenance Contract                                                    

•           Limits: Gregg, Smith and Van Zandt counties

•           Contractor: Firemen Excavation

Routine maintenance activities are ongoing on I-20 with moving operations throughout the week:

-             Debris Removal: Monday from the inside lane through all three counties

-             Debris Removal: Tuesday from the outside lane through all three counties

-             Guardrail Repairs: Tuesday and Wednesday through all three counties

-             Sign Maintenance: Wednesday and Thursday in all three counties